Kaziranga National Park

Floods in Assam Forced Wildlife to Escape Kaziranga and Hampered the Human Life in Assam

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:49:11 by Admin

Rapid rains in Assam and the overflowing Brahmaputra river, flooded the state including major portions of Kaziranga, forcing wild as well as human life to flee for life. By now, statics have shown great loss of life and resources, which is painful. Though, the authorities are doing their best to fight with this grim situation. Even the people have extended helping hands for each other and united as one to face this natural disaster.

Below are the images showing gloomy conditions in Assam:

Flood in Assam

Flood situation turned worse with flood water inundating 20 out of 32 districts of the state, affecting over 12.55 lakh people spread across 2,053 villages under 67 revenue circles. (Source: Times of India)

Flood in Assam

About 75% of the Kaziranga National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam is submerged in flood waters, causing the animals to migrate to the highlands. (Source: Biju BORO/ AFP)

Flood in Assam

Forest guards have begun boat patrolling, to keep a strict watch on the border of the park, especially during nights, to secure the animal who are now easily exposed to the poachers. (Source: Anupam Nath / AP)

Flood in Assam

Drones are flown in flood-ravaged Kaziranga to monitor the movements of the migrating animals
and ensure for their security. (Source: PTI Photo)

Flood in Assam

Elephant move to the higher grounds in Karbi Anglong, crossing the National Highway-37. The speed limits on vehicles plying on National Highway-37 have been restricted to 40 km per hour, by giving time-cards to vehicles upon entry, and are checked on exit. If found to have violated the speed limit, they are fined with up to Rs. 5,000/-. (Source: PTI Photo)

Flood in Assam

Around 71 relief camps by the state Government, are operating now in ten of the most-affected districts, taking care of more than 20,000 flood affected people. (Source: PTI Photo)

Flood in Assam

Thousands of people have moved to highlands because of unavailability of the basic needs. (Source: PTI Photo)

Flood in Assam

The roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been breached by floods, including NH 15 that links the Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts along with six other Arunachal Pradesh districts, and NH 2 and NH 37 that has cut off Manipur from rest of the country. (Source: Biju Boro/AFP)

Flood in Assam

Assam Forest and Environment Minister Pramila Rani Brahma visited Kaziranga National Park and took stock over the flood situation. She was informed by the forest guards about the carcass of a rhino that died in floods, and around six deers were knocked down by the vehicles on the highway, while escaping from floods. (Source: The NorthEastToday.com)

Flood in Assam

Brahma praised the efforts of the forest staff and the members of local Eco-Development Committees (EDCs) for joining hands with them in safeguarding the park animals. (Source: Ibtimes.com)

Flood in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take stock of the flood situation and measures are taken by the State Government to look after the misery of the flood-affected people, in every way possible. (Source: PTI Photo)

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